I frequently manage to perform my own appliance repairs (dryer belts, heat elements, washing maching solenoids, etc) and am now contemplating my dead dishwasher. It is a year and a half old “maytag” which I actually think is made by whirlpool. I am hoping someone can help me determine if I want to tackle this one as this is my first dishwasher and I have no prior experience with them.
The dishwasher has a “field service test” that is actuated by pressing the control pad buttons in the proper sequence and after performing this test it has returned a self diagnosis indicating a fault in the “low current motor”.
Does anyone out there have any experience with a situation like this? Is it doable with some common sense and good mechanical aptitude? I am assuming I can take the numbers off the motor and run down to the appliance parts store and pick up a new one.
Last question…does this seem like a premature failure after only a year and a half of being run 3 or 4 times a week? Any ideas on how to increase the longevity of the replacement motor?
Thanks in advance, Karl